Ottawa Winter Romance// Ale-Amberwood Styled Shoot

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. It's warm enough to actually go to the park now with my toddler! Wahoo! 

So why am I writing a blog post about a winter styled shoot? Because the Ottawa Wedding Awards are within days and 90% of the vendors from this shoot are nominated for an award at the ceremony. Including me! 

I loved this venue. Ale-Amberwood is a hidden gem in Ottawa. Specifically Stittsville! I didn't know it existed and I was blown away when I got there. Even though it was the middle of winter, it was still stunning. They decorated it for Christmas and everything inside was just so damn gorgeous! We shot in the main dining area and then outside where ceremonies take place during the summer months. When we went outside to shoot, the snow started to fall perfectly as we began.

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They have a line of trees that mimic a forest that was perfect and of course the absolutely crazy creative, Cait brought in a wolf for the shoot. 
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Cait from Bourbon and Bloom was designing the shoot as well as executing it. Before this shoot I had actually never met her in person and I am so glad we met because she is the kindest soul ever! (Stay tuned, her maternity photos are coming!) She was inspired by the movie Little Red Riding Hood that starred Amanda Seyfield. At first I thought it may be a bit off brand for me but the more she talked about it, how it's going to be full of romance, mystery and bright reds; it made me fall in love with the shoot. 

The roster of talent we had for this styled shoot was amazing. I absolutely love the finished product and I think you will too! 

"On the seventeenth of December, two-thousand and sixteen
Under the full moon, in the clearing of the forest
I will wait for you."
- Valerie


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